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Format Desk

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Item #: 6301

Format Desk by BDI
designed by Matthew Weatherly

Format Collection At A Glance:
With a cantilevered top and well-proportioned drawers, the Format Desk is an example of the intersection of good craftsmanship and thoughtful design. The desk's neoprene-lined multifunction center drawer keeps a keyboard, mouse and other rechargeable items organized and the convenient side drawers are ideal for keeping supplies close at hand.

What's To Like:
The center drawer's front swings down, making the drawer a truly functional keyboard tray and clearing up your desk's surface area (both for looks and to make space for the rockin' monitor you've got up there).

What's Not to Like:
If you're looking for a smaller laptop desk, the Format Desk may be too big for you at 24.25" deep and 64.25" wide. Try the smaller Cascadia Desk instead.

The Bottom Line:
The Format Desk is a desk with a blocky yet slender modern profile and multi-functional drawers, enabling you to make the most of your space in style.


  • Overall: 29.5" h x x 64.25" w x 24.25" d
  • Weight: 113 lbs
  • Flip-down keyboard/multifunction drawer stores your keyboard and arranges your electronics for charging
  • Side storage drawers are perfect for the little stuff you'll need at your desk
  • Drawers are lined with black neoprene to keep contents securely in place
  • Satin-nickel finished steel details give the desk a sleek look
  • Front and rear panels tilt down for easy access to wiring and outlets
  • Includes levelers under the legs
  • Pair with the Format File Pedestal and the Format Credenza for a well put together, coordinated look

The BDI Format Desk is also known by the following manufacturer Item Number: 6301.

Materials & Measurements

Format Desk DimensionsMaterials: satin finished, nickel plated steel legs with veneer and laminate finished surfaces

Dimensions: Overall:29.5" h x 64.25" w x 24.25" d
Distance between legs: 31"

About the Manufacturer

BDIBecker Designed Inc. was founded in 1984 by Bill Becker with the goal of making top-notch modern furniture design accessible to the public. Today, BDI is best know for its home entertainment systems, but it has also applied its vision and craftsmanship in its lines of tables, shelving, and mirrors. BDI is located in Chantilly, Virginia.


Matthew WeatherlyMatthew Weatherly
Heavily influenced by Danish modern style, Matthew studied Scandinavian design, architecture, and woodworking at Denmark's Design School and holds a degree in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute. Inspired by his love of Nature, Matthew's designs have become known for merging maximum functionality with minimal materials, always striving to do more with less.

Design Story

The Format Desk is an elegant, modern creation from up and coming designer Matthew Weatherly. The desk is a beautiful example of forma and function coming together in a single product to serve a single purpose - to make your working life better.

Let's start with the beauty, then we'll get to the brains. The Format desk is composed of steel and laminated material with either a black oak, walnut or plain white finish. It's not shaped in precisely the same way a traditional desk would be - it's a working space with wings. The polished steel legs support the middle section of the desk, which has two small wings that extend out even further. Each wing includes a desk drawer lined in neoprene (so things stay where they're supposed to stay, 100 of the time), and the desktop itself is smooth as a lake and just as lovely. This working space is defined by clean lines, smooth surfaces, and a gorgeous, modern design. Any working day started at a desk like this has to be just a bit brighter than it already is.

But the Format goes way beyond simple beauty. It's also a highly functional space to get work done. Beyond the neoprene lined drawers and tabs, the desk features a flip-down panel drawer in the middle, which is designed to hold your keyboard and mouse (or whatever else you need at a ready distance at all times). Like any modern desk worth its salt, this piece is also well equipped for the digital work environment, with panels that make it easy to use, access, and store the various cables and components that a modern worker depends on.

The Format Desk is a truly impressive piece of furniture. Pair it with other Format components, like the Mobile Credenza or the Mobile File Pedestal, for a complete look.

Shipping & Delivery

All BDI products ship within 48-72 hours from the time of purchase.

Ships for a $100 flat-rate fee to destinations within the contiguous United States.

For additional information, please see our shipping and delivery policies page.


BDI Format office furniture is warranted for 3 years from the date of purchase.